POTENTIAL FOR COASTAL FLOODING THIS WEEK
Due to astronomical influences, the Savannah River at Fort Pulaski is expected to reach moderate to major flood stage over the next several morning tide cycles. Because of paving improvements along Highway 80, it is uncertain if these tides will cause the closure of the roadway for any period of time.
Other roadways such as the Burnside causeway may also experience periods of inundation. CEMA staff will be in the field monitoring impacts near the high tide times.
The current forecasted high tide levels are:
- Nov 4 at 8:00 AM – 10.1 ft
- Nov 5 at 9:00 AM – 10.4 ft
- Nov 6 at 10:00 AM – 10.9 ft
For context, a crest of 10.9 ft would be the third highest crest on record. Crests of this height could lead to significant coastal flooding. Additionally, any rainfall during high tide periods could exacerbate flooding concerns.
POTENTIAL AREAS OF CONCERN
- Hwy 80 from Bull River to Tybee Island
- Ft. Pulaski Entrance
- Lazaretto Creek Boat Ramp
- Catalina Dr., Estill Hammock Rd., Pelican Dr.
- Campbell Ave., Lewis Ave., 6th St.
- Walthour Rd.
- Welch St.
- Betz Creek Rd.
- LaRoche Ave. between Saussey Ave. & Wylly Island Dr.
- Sylvan Island Rd.
- Marsh side at Savannah State University
Burnside Island Areas
- Shipyard Rd.
- Hunt Dr.
- Fox Squirrel Dr.
Please be aware that these areas and possibly others may become isolated due to flooding. In the event an area becomes isolated, please notify the CEMA Duty Officer at (912) 201-4500.